This Shrimp Massaman Curry is made with a pre-made paste that allows you to easily replicate this traditional dish at home. A popular Thai dish is complex blend of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. That will tantalize your taste buds and having you craving more.
Traditionally potatoes are added to this curry, but I prefer to omit them and make it just like this!
Feel free to add one cubed potato to this dish if you want it more traditional.
Along with crushed peanuts if desired to make it more traditional.
WHERE IS MASSAMAN CURRY FROM
Thailand, however it has some influences from India do to some of the addition of Indian spices such as cinnamon and cardamon.
WHAT’S MASSAMAMN CURRY
It is a traditional Thai curry that is made with a meat protein of your choice with the addition of cubed potatoes, coconut cream, crushed peanuts and blended spices.
Also, it is a fusion dish having some spices that in it that are very popular in Indian cuisine.
CAN MASSAMAN CURRY BE MADE WITH CHICKEN
Yes, and often is or you can use sliced beef instead too!
Have you ever tried Massaman Curry?
It is a soup-like dish that has a unique flavor profile, made with ingredients like coconut milk, a meat protein that is simmered in a bunch of blended spices.
IS MASSAMAN CURRY SPICY
Massaman Curry is more milder than Red Thai curry as it has more spices in it vs red chilies. The more or richer the coconut cream you use to make this dish the less spicy it becomes.
The easiest way to make this recipe is to by a pre-made (Massaman) Curry Paste, I have tried a few brands and Mae Ploy Thai Matsaman (Massaman) Curry Paste is the only brand I use.
It is the same brand I use when making most Thai dishes such as Red Thai or Green Thai curries. They carry products for every Thai recipe you can think of.
The paste contains: dried red chili, lemongrass, garlic, shallots, salt, galangal, shrimp paste, coriander seed, cumin, kaffir lime peel, mace, cardamon cinnamon.
(Massaman) Curry Paste
If you would prefer to make it from scratch here is a great recipe MASSAMAN CURRY PASTE RECIPE
The nice thing with buying the paste is having this recipe ready in less than 30 minutes!
Is Massaman Curry Healthy?
Aside from its deliciousness, Massaman curry is also celebrated for its nutritional benefits and is very healthy dish.
It’s full of essential vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Manganese, as well as beneficial plant compounds such as Capsaicin and Curcumin.
WHAT DOES MASSAMAN CURRY HAVE IN IT
- Meat proteins
- Coconut Cream
- Crushed Peanuts along with a bunch of blended spices
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- 20 medium raw shrimp
- 2 cups white rice
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 50 grams of massaman curry paste
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 can of coconut cream
- 2 large red pepper, diced
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1 can of small mushrooms, drained
- 1 green onion, diced
- Serve with sliced lime wedges
- Start by adding the coconut oil to a medium sized pot and turn the heat up to medium.
- Add in the massaman curry paste and fry for 2 mins before adding in the coconut cream can
- Simmer on medium to low heat then add in the chopped red pepper, tomatoes, mushrooms and green onion
- Add the brown sugar and simmer for 5 mins before adding in the raw shrimp
- Stir and simmer till the shrimp is no longer pink
- Serve alongside rice and lime wedges
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 456mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 17g
These calculations are based off Nutritionix